|notice how the 3 openings are all about the same size?|
|The coverstitch machine was in a foul mood, apparently.You can't see the chewed holes but they are there.|
I had 2 more pairs cut out, and I went to the sewing dungeon to quickly sew them up, after all I had already made 7 pairs, right. Wrong. Really wrong. First of all I have to admit I haven't sewn a lot of knits. I realize now I got lucky with the first bunch, the fabric was fairly forgiving. The last 2
not so much not at all. I believe the fabric was manufactured by beelzebub. The fabric curled if you looked at it, so stretching while sewing on the elastic was frustrating to say the least. I believe I may have made some new curse words and I had a pretty good swearing vocabulary already. The next thing that happened was I sewed the crotch seam to the side seam, and of course I didn't notice until much later, when I couldn't figure out which opening was for the waist, my thighs aren't small, but really. I should have noticed way sooner, the crotch lining wasn't nearly wide enough for my impromptu adaptation, I was stupid and overconfident. One pair down. The next pair was going along until the coverstitch machine jammed up several times and then decided to have a little snack and chewed holes in the fabric by beelzebub . At this point I gave up and I will sacrifice the remaining fabric to the god/goddess/whatever of sewing.
Moral of the story, no matter how easy the pattern and how many times you have made it, pay attention and don't get cocky. I may have to needlepoint this on a cushion.